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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 15, 2009 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Picasso moon

I don't love or hate the tune but I thought of something about how unusual it is live. It's strange because there is a jam after the first last verse. Now second set songs like Playing or estimated, ect have a jam after the last verse that segues into other songs or drums, ect. With Picasso they don't ever segue. I seriously think the band didn't know how to end the tune most nights. I have heard some good versions where they jam and the tune ends properly but most nights there seem to be abrupt endings as if the band looks at each other and says "what now, were in no man's?" Anyone else get this vibe?

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

they played it when i saw them in london in '90, start of a cracking second set:

Picasso Moon ->
Foolish Heart ->
Looks Like Rain ->
Terrapin Station ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel ->
I Need A Miracle ->
Black Peter ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore
The Weight


i've always liked the song

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Apr 15, 2009 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

Ya, many endings of this song are a train wreck. I think part of the problem is that it's just a two chord ending and that Bobby is calling it out. Often, they were jamming so hard it was hard to stop as a group and the ending disintegrated. I saw a ripping version in Atlanta ’92 (Bruce is really on fire) that has to be one of the tightest versions and they still just barely stick the landing.

I’ve always thought this song was OK. Not the best, not the worst, but the bad versions are total disasters and were probably quite the mood killer. e

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

That's the sense I get, just as the band develops a good jam someone feels the need to end it and they all crap out and it seems disjointed

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

I get that feeling sometimes, usually bobby is the one who f's it up it seems.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

I think Ruben and Cherise is another song where they have trouble ending it, I listened to one the other day and the ending was a train wreck. It doesn't help when Vince plays that never ending piano lick over and over. Such a great song too and when its hot watch out!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

Good call on the R&C

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Poster: ducats Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

good call? hello. they played the tune 4 times and I know at least 2 we're smokin beyond belief

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

I also include the JGB which pulled the ripcord on the ending a bunch of times.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

well like i said it could be great, the one from orlando, 4/7/91 in particular, but even that one doesn't end gracefully to say the least.

No one said there wasn't smokin versions of it, just that it is difficult to end. Anyone that has an ear for music can hear that...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

I agree about the piano lick on (bad) versions of R + C. Luckily, there's a coupla good versions too, because it is a sweet song...

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Picasso moon

agreed. I absolutely love the song. I know theres one from 77 (jgb) where Jerry really goes off at the end. It was much more grungy sounding than the deads performances from 91.